Here are some fun facts about the Centennial State.

Denver lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger

The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded on March 5, 1935 to Louis Ballast. His Humpty Dumpty restaurant at 2776 North Speer Blvd. is pictured. It’s now a Key Bank.

Colorado is the only state in history to turn down the Olympics

In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. State voters chose not to host the Olympics because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the state Of Colorado, and the city of Denver.

The world's first rodeo was held on July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail

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